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Time for Teams

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Microsoft Teams: Meet the Hub for Teamwork

Time for Teams! Join us on Friday, August 31 to learn about Microsoft Teams!

Whether you need to coauthor and collaborate on documents, communicate through chat and meetings, make and receive calls, or integrate with hundreds of native and 3rd party apps, Microsoft Teams is your complete hub for Teamwork and productivity.

Microsoft’s Ben Powell and AudioCodes’ Daryl Hunter will join us this month to review Microsoft Teams:

• What is Microsoft Teams?
• Product Overview
• Skype -> Teams transition
• Teams Voice
• Teams Devices
• Demos!

Bring your questions!

 

About Ben:

Ben Powell is a Technical Specialist at Microsoft, focusing in the voice, video and collaboration space. He has spent the past 12 years working in the UC and conferencing space, including Microsoft, Tandberg, Cisco, and Polycom. He is a Louisville local, but is originally from the Washington DC area.

About Daryl:

Daryl Hunter serves as a Voice Solution Architect – also known as “the phone guy” – for the North American Marketing & Business Development team. Daryl has been with AudioCodes since 2017 and carries a couple decades of enterprise voice, communications, and collaboration experience into his role. Prior to joining the AudioCodes team, Daryl spent many years leading and growing technical teams around Unified Communications and Software Defined Voice Networking.

Patterns & Practice Make Perfect!

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We are joining forces with the Louisville Microsoft Users Group to talk about something that’ll make all our lives easier.

Are you looking for an Office 365 administration tool to automate repetitive tasks?

Or are you looking to access additional capabilities not available in the Admin Center?

Join Composable Systems’ co-founder Jeremy Sublett as he shows you how to administer and automate Office 365 with PowerShell and the Patterns and Practices library.

He will cover:

  • Automating the management of user accounts and licenses
  • Automating the Security and Compliance center
  • Managing your SharePoint Online tenant.

Bring your questions!

 

About Jeremy:

Jeremy has over 20 years of extensive knowledge in the software architecture and development. Jeremy is a managing partner at Composable Systems, a custom software firm with such honors as Louisville Fast 50, Best Places to Work in Kentucky, and Inc. 5000.

Jeremy has enjoyed serving the community for many years by speaking for technology community groups and events throughout Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Tennessee.

While not working, he spends time with his two boys, and enjoys mountain biking and aviation.

What’s coming in 802.11ax?

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We’re talking about the new Wi-Fi standard at LouMUG on June 29!

Greg Kamer of Ruckus will review the next big thing in Wi-Fi: 802.11ax and what you can expect from the incoming round of Wi-Fi hardware. Greg will cover:

  • OFDMA
  • More effective coverage
  • Increased efficiency
  • Downlink and uplink multi-user MIMO
  • Improved battery life
  • New power requirements
  • Switching considerations

Bring your questions!

 

BrewMUG Social

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May’s LouMUG meeting will be at Against the Grain Brewery and Smokehouse to kick off summer! We’ll snack on appetizers and one refreshment will be on us. Stop by any time between 4:30 and 7 on Tuesday, May 22!

 

Project Management in Practice!

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Project Management: Managing Expectations and Dealing with Delusions, One Stakeholder at a Time

Join us Friday, April 27 with Solarity’s Bert Walther as he discusses his experience migrating over a thousand machines to Windows 10 for the City of Lexington.

Utilizing case studies, this presentation will cover:

  • Simple and visible tools for Human Resource Management
  • Tips and tricks for Communications Management
  • Radical approaches to Project Sponsor and Stakeholder Management
  • Proven methods for driving Scope Management in key Enterprise Projects and Programs

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About Bert:

Bert Walther, Project Manager, has had the privilege of working with many highly qualified people in the Central Kentucky business community. With their help he has gained over 20 years of technology and operations experience, including 10 years of experience in higher education IT management, and over 10 years of project management expertise. In his various roles and responsibilities, he has fostered organizational development through effective program and personnel management, and worked hard to deliver project and initiatives as designed and anticipated.

Thank You to Our Meeting Sponsor

Solarity is a Kentucky-based project management consulting company with the focus of helping organizations complete their projects on time and on (or under) budget.
Learn more about Solarity

The Surface Hub: Built for Teamwork

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Microsoft’s Hottest Collaboration Tool

The Surface Hub: Built for teamwork. Do you need digital tools to unlock creativity? Want to know how to make your meetings more engaging and productive?

Microsoft’s Ben Powell will join us this month to review the Surface Hub:

  • What is it the Surface Hub?
  • Hardware overview
  • Skype Meetings integration
  • Project your PC, wirelessly
  • Collaborative Whiteboard
  • Full productivity with M365 built-in
  • Expanded experience with Microsoft Store apps

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About Ben:

Ben Powell is a Technical Specialist at Microsoft, focusing in the voice, video and collaboration space. He has spent the past 12 years working in the UC and conferencing space, including Microsoft, Tandberg, Cisco, and Polycom. He is a Louisville local, but is originally from the Washington, D.C. area.

Thank You to Our Meeting Host

Buffalo Constriction, Inc. is a commercial construction company with one overriding promise, to Build Better!
Learn more about Buffalo Construction

Breaking Cyber Security News: Latest Threats and Updates!

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Spectre, Meltdown, 0-Days, Cryptolocker… 
Join us next week to hear Secure Cyber Defense‘s Shawn Waldman discuss the latest threats out there today, methodologies for protecting your organization, and more!
  • Update on Spectre and Meltdown
    • Current exploit attempts and current updates
    • Where do we go from here?
  • Another Adobe Zero-Day in the Works
  • Update on Cryptolocker Threats
    • The latest variants
    • How to combat ransomware
  • How to set up a cyber intel system with Twitter and Slack
  • Why you SHOULDN’T be proud of your network device uptime
  • Q&A

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About Shawn:

Shawn is the founder and president of Secure Cyber Defense LLC located in Miamisburg, Ohio. He’s a 20-year IT veteran and served in law enforcement as a police officer in the late 90s. Shawn is a subject matter expert when it comes to FBI criminal justice compliance and speaks across the country on the topic of cyber security. He’s done work with the US Secret Service and the US AirForce teaching on the topic of cyber security.

Thank You to Our Meeting Sponsor

From Staffing to IT Solutions, V-Soft Consulting transforms business through innovation with ServiceNow, MuleSoft, Big Data, and Mobile App Development.
Learn more about V-Soft Consulting

Hosted Voice and Cloud Telephony

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Curious about the latest VoIP solutions? Confused about the state of local Internet Service Providers?

Then this month’s LouMUG is for you!

Virtual Telecomm’s Jason Hulsewede is joining us this month to review:

  • VoIP/Cloud Telephony applications
  • Best practices for a robust VoIP solution
  • Call center considerations
  • ISP carriers in the Louisville market
  • ISP acquisitions and Fiber/WAN offerings

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About Jason:

Jason Hulsewede is a Partner with Virtual Telecomm and has been in the Telecommunications and Technology Industry since 2003.  His company represents all the Major Telecommunication Carriers providing Cloud Telephony (Hosted VoIP), Internet and Wide Area Network services.  Jason is a graduate of the University of Louisville and lives in Louisville with his wife Kate and two children, Holland and Buck.

Power-Shellebration

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Are you ready to Power-Shellebrate?

Jeremy Sublett, PowerShell expert and Senior Partner of Composable Systems, will be talking PowerShell. He’ll hit on some of the basics with a brief overview then dive into server administration scenarios, interact with APIs and cloud-based products, and programming with new features.

Jeremy Sublett, Composable Systems

Jeremy has over 20 years of extensive knowledge in the software architecture and development. Jeremy is a managing partner at Composable Systems, a custom software firm with such honors as Louisville Fast 50, Best Places to Work in Kentucky, and Inc. 5000.  Jeremy has enjoyed serving the community for many years by speaking for technology community groups and events throughout Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Tennessee. While not working, he spends time with his two boys, and enjoys mountain biking and aviation.

Step-by-Step BCDR Planning

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Join Eric Hentschel and Matt Kern of StorageCraft for a step-by-step guide to making a backup, disaster recovery and business continuity plan that won’t make you look like a turkey! Get buy-in, keep your environment simple, put your plan somewhere accessible, sort your data into people, pets and pigs, and keep your backups secure!

Eric and Matt will review:

  • Getting buy-in
  • Simplifying your environment for ease of recovery and management
  • How to create an accessible plan system your team can work off of during a disaster
  • Sorting your people, pets and pigs in terms of data importance
  • Securing your backups
  • Training on your BCDR plan
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About Eric and Matt:

Eric and Matt each have over 30 years of experience in the technology sector with a majority of that time devoted to data storage, data protection, and data recovery. Whether you need on-site or in-the-cloud capabilities, a file or full-blown disaster recovery solution, a general unstructured file target or a high-performance all-flash storage solution, Eric and Matt have the years of experience to help you through the plan and build phases of your project and provide the configuration your organization requires for success.